Learning for Oneself
Essays on the Individual in Neo-Confucian Thought
By (author) William Theodore De Bary
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Learning for Oneself by William Theodore De Bary
Book DescriptionWell known as a scholar of Asian culture, de Bary examines the concepts of self-understanding and self-cultivation in neo-Confucian thought from the 12th to the 17th centuries, in relation to the social, political, and scholarly roles of educated men in late imperial China. Rejecting the notion that
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231074261
(278mm x 153mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 22-Apr-1991
Country of Publication: United States
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